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maryland there who lost his life while serving in afghanistan. >> can we put in a request for this cool weather? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today. >> good morning. i am jennifer franciotti. >> i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. we had and a string tie and the other day. >> stan had a cool three s toogies tie. the fire commissioner and the whole crew, i want to thank them for sending 3 stooges fireman
tie. you have to do their calendar wearing just a tie. >> is that how you would like to see stan? >> i'm just passing along the message. thank you up to the baltimore city fire department. this is very cool. it is a nice start with a little bit of fog. 20% chance for a thunderstorm. high temperature near 83. we will come back and update the tropics and the seven-day forecast. >> good morning. we have some emergency road work in halethorpe to talk about. approaching route 1 south is closed. there is a two-way traffic pattern as delays could develop. main street remains shut down in
ellicott city for the train derailment and the ongoing cleanup. in the city, monument street is closed near patterson park. that water main break is still shut down in that area. the major roadways are checking nap ok. 11 minutes all the way down to the west side. 10 minutes in howard county. no delays forming just yet. this is the beltway in the northeast corner around green spring. 95 near killion avenue is moving freely. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the cleanup continues in ellicott city after the train derailment that took the lives
of two young women. >> several questions remain. george lettis has the latest on the investigation. >> good morning. crews have been here all night and are still here working on this big cleanup which will take a while and so will the investigation. we are learning more about what happened. officials say the train was traveling 25 miles per hour when the first 21 cars went off the track. police say the bodies of elizabeth nass and rose mayr were found buried beneath caloal underneath the bridge. crews are trying to right the overturned cars. >> automatic function of the air brake system. there was a separation in the air line which caused the
emergency brakes to apply. >> investigators interviewed the conductor and the engineers and said they did not hear or see anything strange before the brakes were applied. there are a number of roads closed in downtown ellicott city. it is not clear when things downtown will be back to normal. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. charges are pending against a man allegedly taking his son. police found cesar martinez safe just before 1:00 this morning. the alert was issued after his father allegedly took the boy and drove off. the search continues for a missing girl in baltimore
county. we're told she was last seen on august 17 at her grandmother's home in dundalk. she's described as 5 foot 3 inches tall, one under 62 pounds. she was last seen wearing a striped blouse with capri jeans. there is some concern she may have gone to meet somebody she met online. of a marylanding it service member killed while serving in afghanistan. david williams of frederick died kandahar.ay in canada a this comes as family and friends in edgewater remember patrick feeks. he was killed after a blackhawk
helicopter crashed in afghanistan. he is being remembered as a beloved husband who embodied patriotism and a power to make a positive difference. >> i want them to remember patrick as an individual that never stopped trying to set your goal and the matter what obstacle gets in your way, to get out there and achieve it. >> the nation's will go to a special foundation or the phoenix patriot foundation, which helps servicemen and their families. two people are dead following a car accident in baltimore county. police arrived in middle river and found a car that lost control and struck a pole. two the people were found dead at the scene.
>> police have made an arrest in a deadly stabbing in dundalk. edwin iglesias-reyes is charged in first-degree murder in the death of his roommate, victor portillo. police say the man got into an argument and that is when edwin iglesias-reyes stabbed victor portillo several times. edwin iglesias-reyes is being held without bail at the baltimore detention center. the campaign is getting ready to kick it up a notch. a new poll is taking the temperature of voters. we have more on how attack ads are impacting the race. >> come surveys show president
obama has a slight lead over mitt romney. >> the other side will not talk much about education because they do not have a plan. >> president obama will be in vegas today. the romney team talks about the difficulties graduates have had finding jobs. both sides working their messages. a new poll shows a statistical dead heat. each ticket's running mate has been on the attack to put more space between their rival. >> this country faces one of the starkest choices it has in the presidential elections, at least in my lifetime. >> paul ryan had 2012 feeling like 2008, playing up a misstep by the president when he said some voters cling to guns and religion. >> as a catholic deer hunter, guilty as charged. >> a new poll shows the vice presidential candidates getting
a mediocre reaction from the voters. both get strong support from the base. the romney the ticket has strong support from big time donors. romney out collecting campaign cash has out raise the president for the third month in a row. the obama camp has the numbers advantage when it comes to staffing. hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 6:09. you will not believe how much money you are throwing away in food. >> a missouri congressman decides he will keep swinging. who is calling for him to back out of the camp aign race? >> the city of baltimore getting ready for the grand prix. details are coming up.
day. a good day to start the day off on a pirate ship. we are live with the urban pirates this morning on board the fearless with captain peppercorn and looking forward to baltimore race week where businesses are doing what they do best. captain peppercorn, we're going to do a little bit of a hired fashion show. what are we seeing here -- a pirate fashion show. >> this is an oversized shirt and she has her weapon, her thick leather belt. she is looking awesome. this is mccracken. he has a lovely pink bandana and
a scarf to match with black-and- white stripes. >> real pirates wear pink. and our last model. >> only has one eye. lots of shiny things because pirates love a shiny things. eye patch.the ip people can dress like a pirate. >> we will give you dressed up like a pirate. maybe even a pirate tattoo. >> very good. i think i need pirate garb. hat.his is an awesome p
>> different businesses are offering discounts and deal. >> those guys are fantastic. all you need is a pint of ale and a parrot on your shoulder. that is orange juice your drinking. >> nothing wrong with a pint of ale. what great characters they are. we'll start in the tropics. this is the latest satellite imagery of tropical storm isaac. it is getting better organized. you can see some bending features. this is an important storm. most of the tropical seas it has been pretty active. this may be a little different. we have several computer models and they take isaac in different
directions. there are a couple models that take a track into the carolinas and up into the mid atlantic. the time frame would be sometime next week. if you have travel plans from the delmarva down to florida, keep an eye on what happens with isaac. it probably will become a hurricane. this is the first storm that will threaten the southeast coast of the united states. nothing on the radar right now. some patchy fog in some neighborhoods. 60 in jarrettsville. the forecast for today -- a mixture of sun and clouds. a 20% chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon. high temperature between 80 and 85. high temperatures in the mid 80's wednesday and thursday.
i think it will stay dry. they're pretty nice forecast through the beginning of next week. 6:17. >> good morning. getting busy on the roads. we have an accident southbound on 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza. another crash on washington boulevard at 95. emergency road work in halethorpe at route 1. there is a two-way traffic pattern. they crashed southbound on 895 has been moved off to the right shoulder. main street is shutdown in ellicott city because of the train derailment. westbound on 50 at the bay bridge, we have some police activity blocking the right lane.
a lot of things to deal with. this is the beltway at greenspring and looking good. 95 at caton avenue is looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. missouri congressman todd akin said he will stay in the senate race. victims of what he called " legitimate rape" are unlikely to become pregnant. mitt romney is asking akin to call it quits. diana nyad said she probably would not try for it fifth time to swim from cuba to florida. she had to be pulled out of the water after it was impossible for to complete her trek. spent nearly 42 hours in the
water -- she spent nearly 42 hours in the water. >> first the airline's squeezed you for your money and now they are squeezing the passengers themselves. many carriers are using thinner seats to create more rows. average distance used to be 32 inches and is now an inch smaller. in first class, the distance is 39 inches. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is your biggest complaint about the airline industry? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. americans are throwing away billions of dollars in food. groups are asking the ftc to investigate viral marketing aimed at children. jane king has the bloomberg business report.
>> general mills and mcdonald's are feeling the heat. at least five separate complaints with the ftc are expected to be filed. sites at general mills and mcdonald's violate the online privacy protection act by making to tell a friend or refer a friend by providing their e-mail addresses. having kids is expensive. people are having fewer babies. we'll get a report on sales of existing homes for the month of july. it was show a pickup from an eight-month low. the bloomberg maryland index was higher. stella black and decker was one of the gainers --stan lee black
black and decker was one of the gainers. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:21. 63 degrees on tv hill. the orioles fight to stay in the wild-card hunt. keith mills will have sports. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
>> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. overall, looking ok. we have a lot of incidents. southbound on 95 at the toll plaza, we have a crash. a crash on washington boulevard at 95. emergency road work in halethorpe on route 1. southbound on 895, we have a crash that is moved off to the shoulder. in bel air, route 543, a crash. closures in ellicott city on main street for the train and the ongoing cleanup. at the bay bridge, westbound on
50, some police activity blocking the right lane. the major roadways are looking ok. this is greenspring avenue. 95 at caton avenue looking fine in and out of the city. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. you can see some like fog, so visibility may be down in some areas. 62 at the airport. 68 in jarrettsville. a mixture of sun and clouds. 20% chance for a thunderstorm. high temperature between 80 and 85. we will update the seven day forecast and check the topics when i come back. here is keith mills. >> thank you. the oil's go for another series win -- the orioles go for
another series win in taxes. they did it once again with nate mclouth. a former all-star with the pirates. a big addition to the team. he walks and stole second base and scored on the wild pitch. 1-0 orioles. the rangers tie it. the rangers can hit. the orioles scored four times to bust it open. nate mclouth, his first home run as an oriole. that proves to be the difference. the orioles win antril the yankees by five games and tampa by one game. your ravens and jaguars to our night -- the orioles whein and a --
this could be the year of the offense takes center stage. we shall see about that. you can see the game right here on wbal-tv 11. pete gilbert and i with the radio pregame show. it should be a fun night. >> thank you, keith. 6:27. >> at the very latest on the deadly train derailment here in ellicott city. >> city school students might have to go out the door a little earlier this morning. >> local restaurants and attractions getting ready for
welcome back to 11 news today. i am stan stovall. >> i am jennifer franciotti. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. you have something to celebrate this morning. happy birthday. >> number25 again. it is always better the second time. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. it will be a nice birthday today. a mixture of sun and clouds. a little bit of fog in some neighborhoods. a 20% chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon. high temperature 83 degrees. we'll take a look at the tropics and check the seven day when we come back in just a few minutes. >> cleanup crews working around the clock in ellicott city after tuesday's deadly drawl that. >> george lettis has more on the story. >> good morning.
crews had been here all night and still working on the investigation and cleanup. we're learning more about what happened here. >> this 3000-foot csx freight train was on its way to baltimore when it derailed in ellicott city. >> i heard the noise. it kind of sounded like a car crash. looked out and it was continuous "boom, boom, boom, boom." >> the three crew members on board -- i have reviewed their statements. all their statements indicate they felt nothing and they saw nothing before an emergency brake occurred in their train. >> ntsb officals say the 80-car train was traveling an authorized 25 miles per hour when the first 21 cars went off the tracks, dumping coal everywhere and killing two 19- year-old women. police say the bodies of elizabeth nass and rose mayr were found buried beneath the coal under the main street bridge. authorities say their cause of death will be determined by an autopsy. in the meantime, crews spent
tuesday trying to right these overturned train cars. several investigations are under way to figure out what happened, but it appears the train's brakes were automatically applied. >> an automatic function of the air brake system in the derailment forces. there was a separation in the air line, which causes the emergency brakes to apply. >> nine ntsb investigators combed through evidence all tuesday afternoon and several were expected to work through the night. >> we are looking at every single aspect of this occurrence, ok? rail, track, witness statements. we're investigating this accident to determine not just what happened but also to try and determine why it happened so that we can make recommendations that will prevent similar incidents from occurring again. >> there are several streets leading up to ellicott city and including a large portion of main street that are still close.
we are not sure how long it will take to finish, we are not sure when ellicott city will get back to normal. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. family and friends of the young woman killed in the accident are trying to come to grips with their death. police discovered the bodies of elizabeth nass and rose mayr and police believe the girls were crushed to death. both girls were well known in the community. >> it is sad news and devastating for the staff at the entire community. to hear of a loss of two members of our community, it is tragic. >> and say that rose mayr was heading back to the university of delaware and that elizabeth nass was going back to james
madison iversity. you can find continuing coverage of the train derailment on our website, wbaltv.com. >> the maryland court of appeals reverses a part of its controversial pit bull law. the change means the law all and now applies to purebred peopit bulls. >> there is no definition of what kind of dog the court is talking about. there is still confusion. >> some say it will not change the number of peit bulls being brought into shelters. >> if you ride the bus to school in baltimore city, expect a
change in your schedule. students can expect new electronic bus passes to be issued by principals on the first day of classes. >> we want to cut the time that kids were spending on buses. >> school officials believe they can save $1 million in transportation costs. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we have an accident on washington boulevard at 95. possible lane closures. ongoing emergency road work southbound on route 1 alternate approaching route 1 itself. the southbound lane is closed. route 543, another crash.
in howard county, those closures in effect on main street in ellicott city for the ongoing cleanup from the train derailment. a live look outside at some of the major roadways. the beltway in the northwest corner is looking good. very light volume for this time of morning. you should not see any problems at all. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we go live to ava marie who was hanging out with the pirates this morning. those guys are a ton of fun. >> no need for coffee this morning. we are having a good time with the urban pirates. offering some discounts. captain peppercorn, where are you going? you are getting ready for your
100,000th passenger. 100,000thlose to our passenger. >> you are offering a discount. >> $5 off of our family adventure cruises. >> people can find you in fells point. >> last year we had folks that were worried about coming down to fells point because they were worried about parking. come down 95 and right down to fells point and you will not hit any race track. >> more information on the different businesses participating when we come back in just a minute. temperatures in the low to mid 80's today. a small chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon.
we start off with mostly sunny skies. rain chances return into next week. i have been dying to do this. >> he was describing the traffic patterns and town of like a baltimorean. >> make you want a sort and that i patch -- making me want a sword and an eyepatch. we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what is your biggest complaint about the airline industry? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.íúñ
at monroe and wilkins avenue appeared they found a victim that was taken to shock trauma but died. we're learning of the maryland service number killed while serving in afghanistan. david williams of frederick died on saturday. the soldier was assigned to a joint basis lewis accord in washington. this was his first deployment to the region. construction is underway to repair the baltimore basilica. more than 50 cracks in the cathedral because of the earthquake last year. weekend events will continue during the construction work. repairs are expected to be complete in time for easter services next year. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your
morning commute. things are picking up in the city. we have a crash at washington boulevard and 95. another at north avenue. emergency roadwork closing the southbound lanes at route 1 alternate at route 1. traffic does get by one lane in each direction. in howard county, closures related to the train derailment on main street in ellicott city. a bunch of things to watch out for on the smaller roadways. the major roadways are checking out ok. this is liberty road. both loops are moving freely. the harrisburg expressway, looks like you should not have any problems north or south bell. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie is live lissome urban
pirates. >> -- is live with some urban pirates. >> i am here with -- this is a fine time to get out. >> we encourage everybody to come down to baltimore over labor day weekend to enjoy it lots of different offers, happy hours and grand prix offers. and discounts from are different attractions. >> what are the different areas participating? >> all the neighborhoods in downtown baltimore are participating. restaurants are participating. lots of different opportunities. you can come downtown. baltimore will be open for business during the grand prix.
>> some restaurants are offering grand prix style drinks. >> there are some race-inspired cocktails. a chance to get out and enjoy it baltimore. >> the urban pirates are offering a $5 discount. >> baltimore.org. >> you can show people what baltimore is all about. >> i have not done any pirate- ese for a whole hour but i will do what now. radarrr! thank you, ava. avis saa said do not do the tyra
pirate talk. i cannot help it. tropical storm isaac maybe the first storm this season that threatens the u.s. coastline. it will travel across cuba and most of the computer model to take it into south florida. some models take it into the carolinas or into the mid atlantic. with that our trouble with the "i" storm arounds baltimore. nothing going on here home. there were some storms around the mountains. it should be a smooth commute. 62 at the airport. 61 in parkton. a mixture of sun and clouds.
i will put a 20% chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon. high temperatures between 80 and 85. smooth sailing all the way through the weekend. mid 80's thursday and friday. we could start with some fog each and every one of those days. it should stay dry bank until monday and tuesday of next week. this is a pretty good forecast going into the weekend. enjoy. >> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. the cleanup continues in ellicott city after tuesday's deadly derailment. george lettis has the latest on the investigation. >> crews have been here all night and are still here working on the cleanup. they are cleaning up the caol
havef the investigators room to work. this will be a big cleanup job. so will be the investigation. officials say the train was traveling and authorize 25 miles per hour when the first 21 cars went off the track, killing two 19-year-old woman. police say the bodies of elizabeth nass and rose mayr were found buried underneath the coal under the bridge. crews are trying to right the overturned train cars and cleanup the coal. the brakes were automatically applied. downtown ellicott city is still -- much of it is closed off. many businesses may have to be closed through today.
back to you. >> what a sad situation. we want to know what the train engineers told the investigators what they saw before the crash. >> they told investigators they saw nothing strange and heard nothing strange read before the brakes were applied. >> thank you so much, george. 6:52. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> plus, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day.
>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what is your biggest complaint about the airline industry? kidding. she relaxed southwest. we will post more answers on our website, wbaltv.com. --she really likes southwest. >> we have some incidents on the smaller roadways. a crash on washington boulevard at 95. emergency road construction has shut down route 1 alternate at route 1.
one line does get by in each direction. a crash at edmondson. main street remains closed for the derailment at old columbia pike. a crash in marysville. in harford county, a crash at route 543. west side of the beltway at liberty road shows some slowing which is typical for this time of morning. this is 83 north of the beltway, looks good north and southbound. >> if i knew it was your birthday, i would've had the keys to a new sports car. >> the soybean nice weather wise. i will put a 20% chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon. a little bit of fog in some neighborhoods. smooth sailing all the way through the weekend. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday.
job interview is a stressful experience. you not believe the curve ball questions some companies ask. >> a professional tennis referee is charged in the murder and death of her husband. >> those stories and the latest traffic and weather updates on wbal plus. thanks for joining us. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.